Embracing Failure

Embracing Failure

Nothing goes right 100% of the time and how you deal with failure often determines if you will grow. 

Failure can be very emotional - anger, sadness, regret, tantrums - and your confidence can take a hit. 

No one likes to fail, but these two pointers can turn failure into a learning experience: 


Do a deep dive into your performance:

  • What went well? 
  • What could you have done differently? 
  • What do you need to practice in order to get better? 
  • What goals should you reset?

Managing Emotions 

This starts with identifying when you display those emotions that aren't serving you. 

After identifying, sit with that emotion and acknowledge it, but if it isn’t beneficial, then try some other tactics (positive self-talk, breathing, etc.) to help you calm down and get in a headspace where you can think clearly. 

Reflect on a more productive way to react to failure if it happens again.  

If your mindset is that of viewing a failure as a gift, an opportunity to improve, then you are on the track to greatness. Winning! 

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